(urth) the problem with gaiman, mieville, and pullman
cmreed at link.com
Mon Dec 6 12:22:15 PST 2004
I also thought it to be quite telling that he (Gaiman) chose to read the
Narnia books to his two children. If a person is virulently against the
message conveyed in a certain book, there's no way in the world they're
going to be reading those books to the most precious people in their lives.
Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
>Well, it seems very unlikely to me that Gaiman would say much
>uncomplimentary about CSL (or JRRT) as the invited guest of the
>Mythopoeic Society, an organization created specifically for the
>study of the works of the Inklings: it would be akin to accepting a
>dinner invitation and getting up after the appetizer and starting
>to make rude remarks about your host's mother.
>That he says as much as he does (about being "personally
>offended," about feeling that CSL had violated his trust, about
>the "awkwardness" of the structure of _Prince Caspian_) in such
>a context leads me to believe that he might have quite a bit more
>to say in a less Lewicentric forum.
>Still, what he _does_ say makes it clear that he loves, or at some
>point loved, those books, and that's worth knowing.
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